My apologies to my readers that there has not been much from my desk in recent days, I’ve been on holiday in between a committee meeting of FLAGS and a ringing tour with FODS. But it seems that Bedford is getting ready for the holiday season of Christmas quite early in the year. As Peter and I returned from the Barley Mow last evening [or was it this morning?–Ed.] we saw that Bedford Borough Council had started to put the Christmas lighting up.
This reminds me of my home town where Ballymena Borough Council causes embarrassment to its residents by having to switch off the Christmas lights on Remembrance Day as they are switched on before that.
Is it too much to ask that Christmas is left until Christmas! It’s Twelve Days long. We all know the song the Twelve Days of Christmas, and some of us have now heard several alternative versions. Now that would make it special for all concerned.